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Military Injustice

The Army increasingly allows soldiers charged with violent crimes to leave the military rather than face trial

A federal watchdog called for ending the practice nearly 50 years ago, but the military pushed back. Now, soldiers leave the Army with a negative discharge, avoiding possible federal conviction and with little record of the allegations against them.

By Vianna Davila, Lexi Churchill and Ren Larson, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Davis Winkie, Military Times

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Unheeded calls

One accusation, then another

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“I don’t remember feeling hope”

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Moving forward

History of these separations

About the data: How we analyzed administrative separations in lieu of court-martial

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